You’ll find details of any current vacancies we have posted below. Whatever opportunity you’re interested in working at OTR is a hugely rewarding experience, and we invest heavily in the progression of all our staff and volunteers.
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VACANCY – Youth Transitions Worker
Hours: 37.5 hours
Work pattern: Comprising a 7 day working week (rota agreed 12 weekly)
Salary: £23,945 pro rata
Contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2018
Off the Record Bristol are looking for an enthusiastic, engaging, knowledgeable and dedicated Transitions Youth Worker to join our team based with Bristol Mental Health (Adult Services) and help us deliver a robust package of care that will support the recovery of those aged 16-25 who are working with statutory mental health services.
The post will deliver structured support to young people in order that they engage with internal and external services along with community provision. To provide activities in order to promote good mental health and wellbeing, as well as looking at strategies to enable the young person to feel empowered to make positive choices.
The post is based within the Assessment and Recovery Team at Brookland Hall and covers the East Central area of the City. Experience of working with complex individuals, a good working knowledge of services within the Bristol area, and an ability to engage with hard to reach individuals are all essential requirements of this exciting post.
Building on the interests and resources that young people have is fundamental to the role, along with a commitment to improving outcomes for young people. Working as part of OTR Bristol you will develop a strong relationship with services to enable referrals and engagement with the wider team.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to developing a team that reflects the diversity we work with.
To find out more about the role please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07496 101 309 (Karen Black – Service Manager)
Please request an application form from email@example.com
Final closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 13th February 2017 with interviews taking place on Tuesday 21st February 2017.
Resilience Lab Facilitator
Location: Based at 1-2 Perry Road, Bristol but with travel across Bristol
Responsible to: Resilience Lab Co-ordinator
To support the delivery of regular, open-access Resilience Lab workshops on a Wednesday evenings and other sessions as and when needed.
To promote and support delivery of the Resilience Lab workshop and events across the city.
- To co-facilitate regular open access Resilience Lab workshops on a Wednesday night and be available for other workshops when needed (facilitators must commit to at least one session per month)
- To promote and support delivery of the Resilience Lab workshop and events across the city.
- To attend monthly peer supervision and attend any training required.
- To keep up to date with research and social policy in the field of child and adolescent mental health and resilience.
- To monitor all workshops and collect feedback.
- To participate in wider team meetings and events when appropriate.
- Participate in reviewing and tailoring workshop content to the client specifications
- To work towards competency with supervision.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills to capture and hold the attention of a group.
- Able to present confidently, comfortably and clearly to a group.
- Able to respond to the group dynamics and able to relate and respond to challenging participants.
- Act as peer educators when appropriate with disclosure of shared experiences and ways to overcome obstacles.
- Excellent time management and organisation skills.
- Excellent active listening skills and ability to encourage participants to share information, ideas, concerns and knowledge.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- Have the ability to create a comfortable, safe environment for vulnerable young people by maintaining confidentiality.
- Be friendly, honest, welcoming, committed.
- Working towards being self-aware.
- Understanding of equality and diversity.
- Understanding of the problems that face young people.
- Have a creative and relevant approach to designing effective workshops.
If you are interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and a note on why you would like the role.
Off the Record are looking for enthusiastic and innovative volunteers to join a new and exciting 12 month pilot supporting young people aged 11-15 in outreach settings across South Gloucestershire. Applications welcome from counsellors or those in their final year of counselling training desired as well as those with other therapeutic and youth work backgrounds.
Working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will be responsible for offering 1:1 therapeutic support as well as the possibility of group sessions and sign-posting to children and young people to help build their resilience.
You will receive regular group supervision and ongoing support from a Team Leader and qualified Counsellor. In return we ask that you commit to a minimum of 5 hours/week for a minimum of 6 months.
If interested please send your CV with a brief cover letter to email@example.com
We offer voluntary opportunities for both qualified and student practitioners! You can expect to play a full part in the OTR experience for young people so you will need to be able to commit to at least five hours per week.
Please note, this is a competitive process and you will at least need to be in the third/final year of a recognised professional qualification. Experience working directly with young people in a related capacity is also an advantage. We provide regular in-house multi-disciplinary group supervision as well as training and expenses.
Here at OTR we really do embrace diversity, so we’re less interested in your theoretical orientation than your ability to build relationships with young people. All our volunteers work within our city centre service, which runs six days a week and offers brief interventions.
We especially welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic counsellors/students, and those able to work with children (11-13) as well as young people.
You can apply at any time, just fill out the form below, tell us when you are available to volunteer (tick all the boxes that apply) and attach your CV. Before you do that though we recommend you read our Volunteer Terms of Engagement so you know what to expect from your time with us – and what we will expect from you. Once we receive your application we’ll be in touch when vacancies arise that match your availability to arrange an interview with one of the team.
*** Our Thursday team in the city centre are looking for applications from creative practitioners with experience delivering psycho educational groups with a range of people. You will be committed to social justice and equality, and passionate about working with young people.
You will be confident in running small groups, and will be able to lead a range of short courses in mindfulness, psycho education and/or self care.
You will need to be able to commit one day a week (Thursdays) for a minimum of six months. To apply please follow the instructions above and put a note in the contact form that you are interested in ‘Thursday group work.’
Volunteer Terms of Engagement